Fans react to Chelsea legend’s claim that Blues star is one of world’s greatest

Chelsea stormed through the first match of their Champions League group stage last night, taking advantage of lacklustre defending to sink six past Qarabag at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues won’t find things as easy in their upcoming matches against Atletico Madrid and Roma, who drew 0-0 last night, but it was a morale boosting victory and one man was isolated for particular praise from a Chelsea legend.

Frank Lampard, covering the Chelsea match for BT Sport, claimed that Eden Hazard is capable of reaching the same heights as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on his day- a view that caused quite a stir on social media.

Hazard is yet to perform at the highest level for Chelsea in the European stage, enduring a sub-par season in Jose Mourinho’s ill-fated third year in West London two-years ago, and needs to find consistency in the competition this year if he’s to prove his worth.

He has, however, tormented Premier League defences and played a huge part in Chelsea’s two league titles over the course of the past three years, which is why Lampard rates the Belgian so highly.